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The Department of Shameless Self-Promotion: Style Weekend, Ayala Museum lecture

August 01, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements No Comments →

with Liza
We’re wearing our purple velour frames that Leo got us in Japan. Liza is trying vintage frames from the 60s that used to belong to Tina’s mom. Photo from Liza Ilarde’s Instagram

We’re featured in the Style Weekend article on Fashion Collectors, out today.

“You?? A fashion collector?” They interviewed us about eyeglasses and took pictures of some of our spectacles.

Edited by Liza Ilarde, the Style Weekend is free with today’s issue of the Manila Bulletin. The glossy edition is sold at select bookstores and magazine stands.


The first of our Ayala Museum lectures will be held tomorrow at 3pm. All the details are in the poster above. You can get copies of our new books, The Stories So Far (short stories) and Geeks Vs Jocks (essays) at the museum talk and have them signed. Of course we’ll sign your old Twisted books, but we’d rather sign our new books, which come in beautiful hardcover editions (Php399 each).

The Norte screening at Alabang Town Center today, Sunday, has been cancelled.

July 19, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Movies No Comments →

The screening of Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan scheduled for today, 3pm at Alabang Town Center has been cancelled as electric service has not been restored in that area. (Walang koryente sa ATC.)

The 3pm screening of Norte at Glorietta will go on as scheduled.

Don’t Be A Writer: Our lecture series at Ayala Museum starts in August

July 04, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Projects 1 Comment →

Tickets are now available at the Ayala Museum reception counter. Reservations are available through online payment at their BPI account 0011-1490-14; email the deposit slip to


Saturday, 2 August, 3-5pm: Don’t Be A Writer. The horrors, terrors, aggravations, anxieties, pleasures and eventual rewards of the writing life.

Saturday, 6 September, 3-5pm: Game of Thrones, Fantasy Epics and Geek Civilization. The hottest show on television, based on the books by “the American Tolkien” George R.R. Martin, is much more than kings, swords, wars, traitors, dragons, sorcerers, and direwolves. It draws on real history, myth and the classics of fantasy fiction. Look under the dragon’s scales with other science-fiction and fantasy nerds.

Saturday, 4 October, 3-5pm: The World Domination Report. Exactly 20 years ago, we unveiled the Filipino campaign to take over the world via Yaya. Listen to the progress report on our global colonization plan.

Adult Pass: Php350/lecture, Php950 for the three lectures
Discounted Pass: Pho250/lecture, Php650 for the three. The discounted rate applies to students, teachers, senior citizens and Ayala Museum members.

The fee includes an Ayala Museum Full-Day Pass and an exclusive e-book by Jessica Zafra (a different e-book per lecture).

For inquiries contact or visit the Ayala Museum on Facebook.

Is this snacktacular enough?

July 01, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Food 2 Comments →


One afternoon there’s a knock on the door and a messenger delivers this giant bag of snacks. What’s in the baaaaag, you ask, in the voice of Brad Pitt in Se7en. Go to Glorietta on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon to find out.

Another Saturday, another Cibo, another book-signing, with a special furry guest

June 30, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Books, Cats 3 Comments →

Thanks to everyone who popped into our Pop-Up Book Sale and Signing at Cibo in Shangri-La Mall, Mandaluyong last Saturday.



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I, Drogon, invite you, earthbound, combustible reader, to my personal appearance at the pop-up book sale and signing of my human, Jessica Zafra, on Saturday, 5 July 2014, from 2-4pm at Cibo on the third floor of Power Plant Mall in Rockwell, Makati. You may have your photograph taken with me, that is, sitting or standing next to me. Although I am a very friendly cat, I can be extremely affectionate and there is the off-chance I might bite your face off from sheer adoration. So do not touch me or I might spew dragonfire and vaporize body parts you will miss. But look, I am so handsome. See you on Saturday!

The books are Php399 a pop or P699 for the pair. You can also get them online at The Library of Babel.

P.S. Drogon thinks the four-month suspension on Uruguay’s Luis Suarez for biting is excessive.

Pop-up book sale and signing at Cibo in Shangri-La tomorrow, 28 June at 2pm

June 27, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Cats, Projects No Comments →

Behind Saffy: A handwoven rectangular bag in a banig weave from Antique. Rene is having some book bags (smaller than this) made in this design; they will be available in a few weeks.

Saffy reminds you that we’re having another pop-up book sale and signing at Cibo on the second floor of Shangri-La Mall at Mandaluyong on Saturday, 28 June 2014 at 2-4pm.

You can buy your books there at Php399 for one and Php699 for both, or order them at The Library of Babel online store.